The John Deere 770 is very well liked compact utility tractor that enjoyed a long run on the assembly lines thanks to it’s general usefulness. It first started coming out of the John Deere factory in Japan in 1989 and remained in production for 9 years until 1998. It is part of a series of JD tractors that includes the bigger John Deere 870 and the smaller John Deere 670, which are both obviously compact utility tractors also.
The JD 770 is powered by the Yanmar built 3TH82-RJX engine. This is a diesel, natural aspiration engine with 3 cylinders and an engine size of 1.4 liters. This gives a power output of 23 hp. The engine is liquid cooled and the cooling system needs 4.8 liters of coolant to fully fill it and keep it operating efficiently. On the weighing scales, the John Deere 770 registers in at 875 kg (1930 lbs) for the 2WD version, while the 4WD version weighs 954 kg (2105 lbs). The wheelbase of the tractor measures in at 1.37 m (54 inches).
The tractor has a unsynchronized, sliding gear system which gives it 8 gears going forward, while it has 2 gears in reverse. The transmission system needs 15 liters of oil to be fully filled. The category 1, 3 point hitch on this compact has a rear lift capacity of 369 kg (815 lbs). As the JD 770 is not exactly a huge tractor, it doesn’t burn a lot of fuel. As such the fuel tank can only hold 23.8 liters (6.3 gallons) of diesel. The John Deere 770 tractor has a rear and mid PTO, allowing for a mower deck to attached as well as an assortment of other implements at the back of it such as the John Deere 7 backhoe which has a bucket force of 882 kg (1945 lbs). But there are also a range of other rear attachments that the 770 compact tractor can tack, such as box blades, rear mowing decks and scrapers.
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